Elise Smith

Co-Founder & CEO

Praxis Labs

Elise is the co-founder & CEO of Praxis Labs, a learning and development company that uses immersive learning experiences and actionable insights to advance equity and inclusion for its clients. Prior to Praxis Labs, Elise invested in and coached entrepreneurs developing diversity and inclusion solutions at NewSchools Venture Fund and developed ed-tech products and led ed-tech partnerships at IBM Watson. Elise holds a B.A. in Geography & Social Inequity from Dartmouth College and an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. Inspired by her parents' fight for educational equity, Elise is dedicated to scaling access and opportunity with the goal of creating a more equitable society. When not working, Elise can be found listening to political podcasts and going on long runs.